Disclosure: I am a member of the BHG Live Better Network. I received compensation from BHG at Walmart for this post.
Are you ready for my first official post on our new home?!? Since the day we purchased our new home I have been so excited to have people over and finally have a space to entertain in. Our old home was so small and would barely fit 10 people in the downstairs and this house is perfect for entertaining. Just two weeks after moving in we hosting a big 1st birthday party for Little Man and that meant our friends and family would be seeing our new home for the first time and I really wanted them to feel welcome from the minute they stepped on our front porch.
Today, I sharing a few tips for Sprucing Up A Front Porch On A Budget. Beautiful front door pots don’t have to cost an arm and a leg and I’m going to show you a few of my tricks.
Welcome to my new front porch. Would you believe I spruced up the space for under $100? That includes all gardening supplies as well!
Here is what our porch looked like before. It’s a beautiful space and I love the door that the builder put in but the carpet scrap for a door mat wasn’t very charming.
SO I headed to Walmart and picked up a few BHG products to add a little elegance to our porch.
Here is a quick cost estimate of everything I purchased (rounded to the nearest dollar):
– 2 Better Homes and Gardens 15″ Prescott Planters found on clearance: $18 each
– Potting Soil: $12
– Mums and Grasses: $32
The picked out the pots based on their design. I loved their lines. BUT the color wasn’t working with my porch, it just blended right in with our house color and I wanted them to pop! So I gave then each a coat of Rust-Oleum Universal Hammered Spray Paint. I LOVE this paint because it gives a really cool metal looking finish.
Don’t they just pop?!
I really love the contrast of the black against the neutral tones of our house and the beautiful fall mums really stand out in the dark colored pots.
Isn’t that finish beautiful? Would you have guessed these were $18 plastic pots to begin with? Ceramic pots with this look could easily cost $50 a piece.
For just under $100 I’m confident my guests felt welcome when they came over for the first time. Spending a little time on our front porch really paid off. I can’t wait to take you all inside soon!